Michigan Compiled Laws, Chapter 418. Worker's Disability Compensation § 418.274

Sec. 274.  (1) The Michigan compensation appellate commission created in Executive Reorganization Order No. 2011-6 , MCL 445.2032 , and housed within the Michigan administrative hearing system, may handle, process, and decide appeals from orders of the director and hearing referees and the orders and opinions of the worker's compensation magistrates as provided for under this act.  The commission may promulgate rules on administrative appellate procedure for purposes under this act.

(2) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (3), matters that are to be reviewed by the commission shall be randomly assigned to a panel of 3 members of the commission for disposition.  The chairperson of the commission may reassign a matter in order to ensure timely review and decision of that matter.  The decision reached by a majority of the assigned 3 members of a panel shall be the final decision of the commission.

(3) Any matter that is to be reviewed by the commission that may establish a precedent with regard to worker's compensation in this state as determined by the chairperson, or any matter that 2 or more members of the commission request be reviewed by the entire commission, shall be reviewed and decided by the entire commission.

(4) Opinions of the commission shall be in writing.  The commission shall provide for the publication of those opinions.

(5) The department of licensing and regulatory affairs shall provide suitable office space for the commission and employees of the commission.

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